William Maher

William Maher has written extensively about PCs and technology since the early days of the dot com boom, including stories on hacking, the rise of Linux, special effects in Hollywood, and the evolution of portable computers and wireless. He has covered international technology events such as Intel IDF in Beijing and IBM Lotusphere in Florida and has worked in numerous print and online roles, including labs editor, news editor, features editor, and deputy editor. Prior to working at PC Authority he was deputy editor at APC Magazine, an online journalist for APC Newswire, as well as a contributor in the past to Money Magazine, 4W4 Australia, The Bulletin and Motor.

William studied journalism at Charles Sturt University, and has been nominated for many industry awards, including Winning the Most Entertaining Writer award (2004 Consensus IT Writers Awards), and being a Finalist for Most Controversial Writer in the same year.

Innovations like broadband and portable MP3 keep William excited about technology, though he wishes more tech companies understood the term "user-friendly". William believes the biggest story in consumer technology is the way the Internet is affecting our social interactions - from online gaming, forums, to mobile messaging and Facebook.

Recent articles by William Maher

Costs may apply to indecisive NBN users

Costs may apply to indecisive NBN users

Hesitant users may face charges for later connection.
William Maher Aug 10 2012, 11:36AM Collaboration
Windows 8 Pro upgrade cost revealed

Windows 8 Pro upgrade cost revealed

Almost double for software on DVD.
William Maher Jul 4 2012, 8:16AM Software
Five trends from Computex

Five trends from Computex

From touchscreen laptops to gigantic tablets.
William Maher Jun 6 2012, 8:09AM Mobility
"One hundred" Thunderbolt devices to launch this year

"One hundred" Thunderbolt devices to launch this year

Third-gen Intel Core chips will arrive in weeks.
William Maher Apr 13 2012, 7:48AM Hardware
In pictures: inside high-tech factories

In pictures: inside high-tech factories

Step inside the post-industrial environment of the high-tech facility. A selection of images from the last decade.
William Maher Apr 10 2012, 7:42AM Photos
Guide to Windows 8 shortcuts

Guide to Windows 8 shortcuts

Essential things to know about starting with the OS.
William Maher Mar 22 2012, 7:05AM Software
The NBN in Melbourne: when and where

The NBN in Melbourne: when and where

An overview of NBN Co's maps.
William Maher Mar 20 2012, 8:23AM Collaboration
The NBN in Sydney: where and when

The NBN in Sydney: where and when

An overview of NBN Co's maps.
William Maher Mar 5 2012, 7:20AM Collaboration
Microsoft is still testing IE for 56K modems

Microsoft is still testing IE for 56K modems

Software giant acknowledges dial-up users still exist.
William Maher Feb 17 2012, 1:52PM Hardware
Windows 8, show us your real face

Windows 8, show us your real face

How far does the tabletisation of the world's most used OS really go? We'll find out soon, it looks like the Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be unveiled on February 29
William Maher Feb 10 2012, 8:24AM Mobility
Top 10 gadgets for going back to work or uni

Top 10 gadgets for going back to work or uni

Sarcastic t-shirts to anti-social gadgets make it bearable.
William Maher Jan 24 2012, 1:06PM Hardware
Try pressing everything at once

Try pressing everything at once

New keyboard with full N-Key rollover is both excessive and strangely fascinating.
William Maher Nov 29 2011, 3:17PM Hardware
Windows 8: the theory behind that green launch screen

Windows 8: the theory behind that green launch screen

The logic behind the new Start screen in Windows 8 makes sense, but it's still a leap from the decades' old interface you're used to.
William Maher Nov 1 2011, 1:28PM Software
Apple to open 13th Aussie store

Apple to open 13th Aussie store

Comes as iPhone 5 and iPad 3 rumours continue to swirl.
William Maher Sep 20 2011, 2:32PM Hardware
The dark side of Apple

The dark side of Apple

Critic says consumers need to 'wake up'.
William Maher Sep 7 2011, 2:08PM Hardware
HP Touchpads for sale on MobiCity

HP Touchpads for sale on MobiCity

Site expects to have more than 1000 units.
William Maher Sep 6 2011, 6:38AM Mobility
Kogan offers free TVs if pipped on price

Kogan offers free TVs if pipped on price

Two major rivals in its sights.
William Maher Sep 1 2011, 3:05PM Sales & Marketing
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 "on track" to launch

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 "on track" to launch

Battle with Apple expected to intensify.
William Maher Aug 5 2011, 7:33AM Mobility
Tablet wars: Is Samsung getting under Apple's skin?

Tablet wars: Is Samsung getting under Apple's skin?

The rise of iPad alternatives has hit a raw nerve with Apple, and Samsung's in the firing line.
William Maher Aug 3 2011, 8:10AM Mobility
Here's how much Apple's iCloud will cost Australians

Here's how much Apple's iCloud will cost Australians

This screenshot shows what Australians will pay for extra storage with Apple's iCloud storage service.
William Maher Aug 3 2011, 8:09AM Mobility

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